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Learn About LEAD
What is LEAD?
The LEAD Innovation Studio is a full-day program where we immerse students in a flexible, personalized learning environment, focused on problem solving and project-based learning.
Who Goes to LEAD?
The LEAD Innovation Studio is for any high-school student in the Park Hill School District. LEAD has students of every background and ability level.
News & Stories
Twenty-seven Park Hill School District students earned awards from the KC Scholars program this year. This program, started by the Kauffman Foundation, awarded scholarships of up to $10,000 a year to students across the region, including students from across the Park Hill School District.
The 2022 Missouri Scholars Academy chose six students from across the Park Hill School District to attend its summer program at the University of Missouri.
The LEAD Innovation Studio building earned major awards for sustainability and for a collaborative design process. Hollis + Miller architects recently earned the John Shaw award for their work on LEAD.
Twenty-five students from Park Hill High School and Park Hill South High School, including students at the LEAD Innovation Studio, earned spots in the Missouri Boys State and the Missouri Girls State summer programs.
Eleven Park Hill School District middle and high school students earned honors in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Honor Band festival.
If bad weather, temperatures or road conditions make it unsafe for students to get to school, we will call an AMI distance learning day.
Through a social change internship at @StartlandKC and community engagement, a senior at PH LEAD Innovation Studio gave a passion project its wings. Learn more about her butterfly garden and the future of the project in this "Park Hill Story."
New indoor and outdoor spaces foster collaboration at PH LEAD Innovation Studio. See these spaces in action and hear how they're helping students learn in this year's "LEAD Spotlight."
We host our showcase each May. Check out examples of amazing student projects at LEAD.
The district received the Innovation Award for the LEAD Innovation Studio. Recognizing creative practices for making a powerful difference for students and staff, the $1,250 award is a collaboration between the Missouri Association of School Administrators and McKinstry, a design and construction company.